"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan

Sunday, December 14, 2008

And Some More

Another little update before some of you break down my door. Which actually wouldn't be too bad as long as you use antibacterial stuff first and bring dinner.

Baby is doing just fine. She's the tiniest, fuzziest little thing. And she's a good baby. Mostly she eats and sleeps, with some cute noises thrown in between. She's not quite convinced that there's a difference between night and day just yet but she did sleep for a continuous four hours last night so that's progress.

***Warning: if you are not female and, therefore are not fully aware of the lactation procedure, you may want to skip on down to the pictures, mmmkay?***

So...nursing is fine as far as Baby is concerned. Oh, she's a natural with no problem latching on although she might wonder why Mommy's face contorts and there's some colorful language muttered under breath but hey, she's loving the whole boob concept. Me, not so much. I know its going to take some getting used to and I should just suck it up for now but - in grand Utah style - oh my flipping heck! It hurts! I nursed with both of the other kids and had the Boy give me thrush so you'd think I'd know the risks going into this. Those free samples of formula are looking better every day...

And now to distract you with some pictures! These were taken on her birthday, when the kids came to meet their new sister for the first time. She was still on oxygen at this point so she has a tube attached to her face for that purpose.


Our new family! Da boo is a little mopey because she wanted to be the one holding the baby and the Man is bent at an odd angle because he is actually protecting me (and my improved midsection) from the wiggles of the Boy. Still...its great to finally have everyone together!


The Boy isn't quite sure about this whole "new baby" thing. He's very gentle with her (when he remembers that she's around) but is more interested in what's on tv.


Da Boo on the other hand, is completely in love with Baby. Whenever I need to get something (because I forgot it in another room or dropped it on the floor), she is more than ready to help. She likes to just sit and watch Baby sleep. I'm hoping this doesn't wear off.


I took this picture the day Baby was given "well baby" status. She had her tubes removed and some cute little bows in her hair. She's opening her eyes a lot more now and just loved her pacifier. That little blue rubber miracle saves my sanity at night...

19 comments:

The Mac's said...

Oh Jess she is BEAUTIFUL! I am so happy everything went well, and you and the baby are OK! Now I can stop worrying about the both of you. I need to come see that sweet thing. Let me know if you need any help.

The Slothower Family said...

You pretty much covered everything I wanted to ask you today. Sorry about the whole knocking your door down. I'm glad everything is going good. Would you like me to bring dinner over? Name the day and I'll be there.

Kristina P. said...

She's so beautiful!

Kelly said...

What a sweetheart! I love that The Boo is reacting the way she is, what a natural big sister. And The Boy, well he's a boy nothing else need to be said on that.
I wish I could be there to give you a big squeeze. Oh that blue rubber miracle worked for about 2 weeks and then the thumb was found. Just the right thumb, the kid is 2 and still hasn't realized there is a thumb on the other hand too:) We are trying to break the thumb sucking habbit, I think labor was much easier. Can I go through that again?
Ok one question you didn't answer, so when is the next one? :D
Love ya lots!!!!

Amanda said...

She is precious and adorable and just beautiful! I am glad to hear you are alive and doing pretty good:) Hang in there with the nursing! The only really bad pains I had with nursing were the after-pains that came for the first 12-24 hours or so--those were more painful than pushing the baby out and labor all combined! Of course those pains also lasted longer than my labor did! LOL! I hope you have a MERRY & HEALTHY Christmas with your new little present:)

Emma said...

The pictures are beautiful. I hope you are feeling better soon. I think girls are just more in love with babies than boys. A has been begging for a sister for over a year now.

Kristin said...

Now I have full blown baby fever. She is beautiful.

Jessica G. said...

Kelly - Oh your are sooooooo funny! "The next one." What a hoot!

Kristie said...

I am glad to hear that you are doing good! Hang in there with the nursing! She really is a little cutie!

Rupper Family said...

I love that last shot of baby G with her Daddy, very tender! Glad you're doing well and that big sis is helping out..sometimes they wanna help out too much though and you end up locking the baby in the bathroom with you so you can shower in the mornings! Three's a biggie huh!?!

Kelly said...

Hey my mom was wondering too :)

Popcorn House said...

WOW what great pictures. I am glad that everything is going well. I don't know what to tell you about the nursing thing. I need some weaning advice right now!!! It is so funny how each baby comes with new challenges. Just when you think you have it all figured out.....something new pops up. I think each time it was about two weeks before I didn't have pain with nursing.

I want to know too, when are you going to have another one LOL!!!

sillyhaywardfamily said...

Congrats jess!! She is adorable!! Glad everything went smoothly! Well as they say it... "Life is good..Isn't it!"

Tim and Angie said...

Congratulations G family!! She is beautiful. What a cute family. I can't wait to meet her, but I'll wait until I don't have a cold as I'm sure you'll appreciate. Good luck with the whole nursing thing. I'm still not sure I'm even going to attempt it this time around.

Brooke said...

That family looks great!

ramsam said...

So so cute! She really looks so great in all these pictures- and how cute are those proud plder siblings? I hope the nursing goes better....man, the things we do!

Jo said...

So happy to hear she is doing well! She is so round and darling. I would be seriously tempted to nibble on her just a bit if I saw her in person. Maybe even gnaw.

Debi said...

Congratulations!! Looking at the pictures is almost as good as being there! :)

Jody said...

Oh my gosh she is so cute! I love the last picture where she is smiling with her daddy! How adorable! Don't give up on the nursing!!!! I know how you feel, but just think of all the money you'll save not buying formula!!!! I wish I could go back to nursing now that I have to buy a can of formula every other week!
Congrats and good luck!

Blog Archive